Happy Lunar New Year! I’m not home to celebrate it with my parents this year but they’ve been sending me hilarious photos of Teddy receiving red pockets. It’s the year of the Monkey, an animal that is adventurous and may we all have some fun ones this year!
It’s no secret here that I talk openly about mental health. Every January, I have participated in #BellLetstalk, a campaign where Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health programs with every tweet that has the hashtag. There’s a lot of people out there who are rightly critical about the corporate agenda, but as I spoke last year, one day is better than none.
I would’ve killed to feel less alone in 2009, to read the tweets of thousands of millions of people who were in similar situations. It would’ve been wonderful to read the tales of how some overcome their illnesses or how others live with them. I shared my own battle with anxiety here. There was a period of time where I thought exiting this world would be easier than staying in it.
Thankfully, I am still here and willing to share my stories so that I can save someone else’s life. That’s why this day is important. If somebody reads a tweet and it saves their life, even if it’s one person, even if it was because of a stupid corporate hashtag, it is worth it in the end.
I remember when I was a kid, I would go to Burger King or McDonalds, which ever one would have Pokemon toys and try to collect them all. I can’t believe they are back again. I can’t believe such a franchise has been popular across different generation of kids.
The toys are much cooler now! I even received a holographic Pokemon card with it. Kids nowadays get it so much cooler.
I finally opened the Ionix Ash I received via Bunz Trading Zone.
It opens up to 9 pieces sort of like Lego Mini figs, only more like a mini robot.
Behold Ash bot!